According to police, the Congress leader, who has represented Ajnala segment in the Punjab meeting, acquired the alleged hazard calls thru WhatsApp

In third such incident in Amritsar district within per week, former country legislator Harpartap Singh on Thursday alleged receiving extortion calls. A case has been registered.

According to police, the Congress chief, who has represented Ajnala segment inside the Punjab assembly, received the alleged danger calls thru WhatsApp. “Some unidentified people allegedly referred to as the previous MLA and requested him to pay ₹10 lakh. We are investigating the case,” said a senior reliable, aware about the case.

A case beneath Sections 387 (placing someone in worry of loss of life or of grievous hurt so as to dedicate extortion) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered on the Kambo police station.

Singh is the 1/3 former MLA from Amritsar district to have received such extortion calls. On Wednesday, the Amritsar City police had registered a case after Congress leader and former deputy leader minister OP Soni made similar allegations. Last week, every other FIR became registered at the complaint of Amarpal Singh Bony, a former Shiromani Akali Dal MLA from Ajnala.

There has been some of such chance calls or messages suggested by means of politicians, businessmen or even other professionals after singer-flesh presser Sidhu Moose Wala’s homicide on May 29. The callers often become aware of them as aides of the gangsters concerned in the killing.

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